Not All Red Light Therapies Are Created Equally

NUSHAPE Red is a state-of-the-art body care program for slimming, pain relief, and skin rejuvenation. It was born out of the need for a better lipo-alternative. 

The cutting-edge technology employed FDA-approved Red Light for releasing toxins and reducing the size of fat cells. Engineered to be used as a “hands off” system, NUSHAPE doesn’t require the oversight of a licensed medical professional, cutting back on staffing costs and overhead. 

NUSHAPE has expanded with two additional programs for skin rejuvenation and pain relief and healing, in the NUSHAPE II.

NUSHAPE offers a variety of phototherapy options to spas, medical spas, wellness centers, and physical therapists. Originally established in Santa Barbara in 2015, NUSHAPE opened three more locations in Miami, NYC, Chicago and is now available to wellness and beauty professionals through the Americas and Europe.


Red Light Therapy has been used in North America for over 40 years, but only recently has the technology advanced to provide for fat reduction, tightening and rejuvenating skin. 

Red light therapy research at Mayo Clinic, NASA, and other leading research organizations have proven the safety and efficacy of red light therapy. NUSHAPE builds on the research of Rodrigo Neira, M.D. and Clara Ortiz-Neira, M.D. who, in 2001 demonstrated that an 8mW 635nm laser that was held 6 to 8 inches from the skin could emulsify deep fat (6cm) and break up the appearance of scar tissue.

Red light technology for slimming can remove fat and reduce inches without invasive surgery, needles, incisions, or downtime. These technologies are all based on modulating a specific type of red light. The modulated red light tricks the mitochondria in the nucleus of the fat cell into creating a transitory pore in the cell membrane, allowing the fatty acids and triglycerides to escape into the interstitial space.

The liberated fat cell contents then drain by way of the lymphatic system and are processed by the liver as part of the body’s normal course of detoxification. The pore in the fat cell closes in about 48-72 hours and the liberated contents will be expelled in the patient’s stool and urine over the next few days. Completely non-invasive, this red light technology has never shown any recorded side effects and patients do not experience any discomfort during the treatments. The red light drains and shrinks the fat cells while also tightening and smoothing the skin, adding new collagen and elastin.

Our second model, the NUSHAPE II, works to encourage cellular repair for skin and healing for pain relief and inflammation. LED light therapy delivers light energy to tissues and cells in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. UV-free, beneficial light rays that energize cells and stimulate the body's natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells temporarily relieve arthritic, muscle and joint pain, reduce inflammation and stiffness and increase blood circulation, healing time. 



During the initial consultation clients meet with certified providers to discuss desired goals and identify any special additional treatments that might be right for their program. NUSHAPE can be offered as a stand alone treatment or tailored based upon the specific needs and goals of the client and the unique offerings that the certified provider may already provide. Detox, wellness and weight loss services are the perfect compliment to NUSHAPE treatments. Infrared saunas, detoxifying foot baths, body wraps, whole body vibration and acupuncture only result in increased inches lost over the course of the treatment program.

A typical first appointment for the NUSHAPE might go like this:

  • Measurements will be taken and recorded by provider
  • Consultation where goals are discussed and an ideal treatment program is recommended
  • Client removes clothing over chosen treatment areas, wearing either undergarments or swimsuit, as the red light is not effective through clothing.
  • “Before” photos are taken, if requested by client
  • Provider positions and directs the NUSHAPE light at the target areas for treatment. 
  • Sessions are at least 10 minutes per treatment area.
  • A whole body vibration session may be added and for lymphatic drainage of the drained fat cell contents.
  • Post treatment measurements taken and recorded by provider
  • Simple and easy instructions for maximizing results from home are discussed, handout given for reference.

At each subsequent session:

  • Measurements will be taken and recorded after each treatment session
  • Whole body vibration may be performed for lymphatic drainage of the drained fat cell contents

 At the follow-ups after every two completed sessions:

  • Progress “after” photos may be taken by the consent of the client to analyze progress and make any necessary modifications to the program to maximize results

At the one-week follow-up after your last procedure session:

  • Final measurements are taken and recorded, final “after” photos are taken




NUSHAPE offers a more effective lipo-alternative than the competition with an average of 2" lost from the first 1 hour session.

Clients are advised to follow a treatment program including healthy diet and exercise over several weeks, while committing to treatment 2-3 times per week over their program, depending on where they are starting their journey and how far they have to go to reach their ideal shape.

Results are further enhanced with complementary detoxifying treatments i.e infrared saunas, foot baths, acupuncture, whole body vibration, lymphatic massage, etc. 

Disclaimer: *Individual results may vary*